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March 17, 2019, 8:30 PM

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Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
Facebook says it removed 1.5M videos of the Christchurch attack in the first 24 hours; over 1.2M of those videos were blocked at upload  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's Heart Study, announced with Stanford in Nov. 2017, finds ~0.5% of 400K+ participants using Apple Watch up to Series 3 received irregular pulse alerts  —  Only 0.5 percent of participants received the notifications  —  Apple and the Stanford University School of Medicine each issued …
Matthew Rosenberg / New York Times:
Aleksandr Kogan, an academic who shared Facebook user data his quiz app collected with Cambridge Analytica, sues Facebook for defamation  —  WASHINGTON — The academic who helped Cambridge Analytica vacuum up private information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles sued the social media giant …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Microsoft starts testing Windows Defender Application Guard extensions, which open untrusted web pages in a virtual container, for Chrome and Firefox  —  Microsoft has developed and started testing Windows Defender Application Guard extensions for both Chrome and Firefox to better protect enterprise PCs.
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
The Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam say they are working to preserve public Google+ posts before the platform shuts down in April  —  Google's social network shuts down in April  —  Google is set to begin deleting data from its beleaguered social network, Google+ in April …
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Jon Evans / TechCrunch:
Why Cosmos, designed as a hub to connect other blockchains to one another, may become one of the most important blockchains, if it works as intended  —  Last week the Cosmos Network launched, which I believe to be a major event.  Yes, it's a blockchain initiative — but definitely not just another one.
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Spotify says “every monopolist will suggest they have done nothing wrong”, that Apple's response is not new, and is entirely in line with Spotify's expectations  —  In Friday's early hours, Spotify and Apple traded potshots in their ongoing battle over the App Store.

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